Animal Cruelty

While a child, we were generally taught, that raising our voice to certain injustices  was not a very lady-like behaviour. Best to be silent than find yourself in an embarrassing situation. Parents preach one thing, but often times, practise another.  I still remember, how mother would never have an ounce of fear, if confronted with an injust situation. She would never flinch. She would make her point clear. She would stand up for what she believed was right.  Many years later, to a certain degree, I too, dont flinch, from a challenge confronting me.  I too, believe in standing upright for justice.

One subject, very close to my heart are Animals. I have this huge and deep sense of love and respect for them. While I may not be as passionate about reptiles, none the less, I believe, Allah swt blessed this world with every insect, bird and animal to perform his role in nature. No matter, how small or huge, an animal fears us humans the most. We are the REAL predators. We humans, are the real beasts !! We have regally taken our positions right on top of the  ecosystem yet we tend to abuse everything and everyone in our path.

We are careless, we are reckless, we are selfish, we are unresentful and we are causing the world to decay.

WE HUMANS ARE TOTALLY DISGUSTING ~ WE ONLY TAKE AND TAKE AND TAKE SOME MORE FROM NATURE AND in return we give back our garbage !!! and most of us would dismiss our participation in this by saying that we dont throw anything in the ocean. We dispose off our trash in the bin. Many wont see that the trash they throw in the bins indiscriminately will eventually find its way in the oceans because we do not really have the real consciousness of the impact of trash. Change must begin at home. Find out what happens to the trash ~ where is it disposed ~ it IS OUR DUTY !!!! Or there maybe islands flooded with poor helpless little dead baby birds !!! WAKE UP !!!!!!!

This is an excellent video but it really breaks my heart to see what is happening because Human beings are so totally oblivious of their negative contribution to the ecosystem. Kindly click the below link to view the video.




Please take a few minutes to view see this film, I am sure, you may wake up with wet eyes but a resolution to be more responsible with your junk.


Best regards




Earth Hour ~ Making a tiny difference.

Lighting for a good cause.

Lighting for a good cause.

Today, like in many countries we too participated in the Earth Hour. From 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM the electricity in my home was switched off except for the fridge for obvious reasons.  I made the boys realize what a great contribution we are making trying to conserve a little of  this precious source. It felt really good.  The Walk at JBR infront of Hilton was one of the few places where we could join, in lighting a candle at the beach. While we were on our way out, we noticed the number of houses with all lights switched on and it really felt bad however, while passing thru Barsha we noticed almost all the villas had all of their fence lights (which are quite a few ) switched on, which was not the icing on the cake yet, just a yard ahead we noticed the DEWA Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s Substation had all of their “FLOOD LIGHTS ON” in addition to their regular lights !!! Now that was saddening.  We parked close to the Meridien and ho boy,  was I nostalgic !!! It was a terribly long walk to Hilton but the walk was well worth it, I completly loved “The JBR Walk”   There was a very long stream of cars moving at turtle’s pace. 

Finally we reached the designated area. There was a large crowd already marvelling at the lighted candles in (almost) stark darkness. We too got a couple of lights and placed it appropriately .. huge crowd turned out here this evening.  DEWA had provided TShirts, battery operated candles and  bottles of mineral water too. All free of cost. 

 The rain pour had gotten heavier by now but the kids and  I completly enjoyed getting wet.  Ofcourse a meal at Hardees did us good.

 My husband rightly noted that,  the idea and thought behind the Earth Hour is really very good, but in principle, people would only just want to spend that one hour out of their homes in cars or drives or out shopping, which obviously means, that we are consuming another source of energy, while trying to save one. 

Again I feel DEWA (Dubai  Electricity and Water Authority) should be commended for putting up such a wonderful effort and arrangement BUT “Practise was you preach” was missing. Why did’nt they switch off only their flood lights for that one hour ? Saving the energy wasted from   5 – 6 flood lights with atleast 500 – 1000 voltage. Now that would have really made a difference, even if it was only a tiny difference.  It could have been done provided someone realized it.

 I think I should write to 7Days ~ the newspaper that does not particularly like to print my letters. But its worth a try.  What say ??